ABOUT

Governance

Our global board sets our overall policy and defines the strategic direction and objectives of the organisation.

Global board

It is made up of 20 members: 13 regional representatives elected by members, two independent representatives, and five trustees.

13

Regional representatives

5

Trustees

2

Independent representatives

Governance documents

Our governance manual provides a full overview of the main duties and responsibilities of the global board and trustees.

The minutes of our board meetings are openly available to read.

Governance documents

Regional representatives

Emad Eldin Adly

North Africa & West Asia Regional Representative

Emad Eldin Adly

North Africa & West Asia Regional Representative

  • General Coordinator, Arab Network for Environment and Development (RAED)
  • Chairperson Egyptian Sustainable Development Forum (ESDF)
  • Co-founder & Chairperson of the Arab Office of Youth and Environment (AOYE)
  • UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS)
Emmanuel S. Seck

West & Central Africa Regional Representative

Emmanuel S. Seck

West & Central Africa Regional Representative

  • Programme Manager, ENDA Energie
Farah Kabir

South Asia Regional Representative, Stichting GNDR Member

Farah Kabir

South Asia Regional Representative, Stichting GNDR Member

  • Country Director, ActionAid Bangladesh
  • Member of Funding Committee, Civil Society Education Fund
  • Climate Action Network South Asia
Graciela Mercedes Salaberri Vacani

Chair of the Global Board, South America Regional Representative

Graciela Mercedes Salaberri Vacani

Chair of the Global Board, South America Regional Representative

  • Executive Director, Sociedad Amigos del Viento meteorología ambiente desarrollo (AdelV)
  • President of Uruguayan Network of Environmental NGOs
  • Permanent Secretariat of the Latin-Ibero-American Federation of Societies of Meteorology FLISMET
Lewis Makurumure

Southern Africa Regional Representative

Lewis Makurumure

Southern Africa Regional Representative

  • National Coordinator, Action 24, Zimbabwe
Loreine B. Dela Cruz

South East Asia & East Asia Regional Representative

Loreine B. Dela Cruz

South East Asia & East Asia Regional Representative

  • Executive Director, Center for Disaster Preparedness Foundation, Inc.
  • Lead Convener, Disaster Risk Reduction Network-Philippines
Lorenzo Mota King

Caribbean Regional Representative

Lorenzo Mota King

Caribbean Regional Representative

  • Executive Director, Servicio Social de Iglesias Dominicanas
Mario Flores

North America Regional Representative

Mario Flores

North America Regional Representative

  • Director, Field Operations, Disaster Risk Reduction and Response, Habitat for Humanity International
Prime Nkezumukama

Eastern Africa Regional Representative

Prime Nkezumukama

Eastern Africa Regional Representative

  • Executive Director, DUKINGIRE ISI YACU
Ruiti Aretaake

Pacific Regional Representative

Ruiti Aretaake

Pacific Regional Representative

  • Executive Director, Foundation for the Peoples of the South Pacific, Kiribati
Sophie Rigg

Europe Regional Representative

Sophie Rigg

Europe Regional Representative

  • Senior Resilience and Climate Adviser, ActionAid
Tania Triminio Quintanilla

Central America Regional Representative

Tania Triminio Quintanilla

Central America Regional Representative

  • National Director of Disaster Preparedness, Response & Humanitarian Assistance, Cruz Verde Hondureña
Tolekan Ismailova

Central Asia Regional Representative

Tolekan Ismailova

Central Asia Regional Representative

  • Director, Human Rights Movement “Bir Duino-Kyrgyzstan”

Independent representatives

Rod Snider

Vice Chair of the Global Board, Independent Global Board Member

Rod Snider

Vice Chair of the Global Board, Independent Global Board Member

  • Senior Associate, Tetra Tech
Zenaida Willison

Vice Chair of the Global Board, Independent Global Board Member

Zenaida Willison

Vice Chair of the Global Board, Independent Global Board Member

  • Senior Advisor, Center for Disaster Preparedness, Philippines
  • Advisory Board, Partners for Resilience
  • Board Member, Adventist Development and Relief Agency- International and Asia
  • UNISDR member of Advisory Board on Local Actors for the ISDR Asia Partnership

Trustees

Claire Tiffen

Vice Chair of Trustees

Claire Tiffen

Vice Chair of Trustees

  • Global Programme Funding Manager, Tearfund
Ewout van den Blink

Trustee, Stichting GNDR Member

Ewout van den Blink

Trustee, Stichting GNDR Member

  • Management Consultant, Eiffel B.V. (The Netherlands)
Ian Farrer

Treasurer

Ian Farrer

Treasurer

  • Technical Specialist, Financial Conduct Authority
Peter Curran

Chair of Trustees

Peter Curran

Chair of Trustees

  • Director & Principal Consultant, Explorer Consulting Limited
Usha Menon

Trustee

Usha Menon

Trustee

  • Founder, Usha Menon Management Consultancy

Stichting GNDR

Stichting GNDR is an independent organisation created by GNDR and registered in The Netherlands. It has been established to ensure that our global network can still access vital European funding now the UK has left the European Union. More information about Stichting GNDR can be found in our FAQ document.

Bijay Kumar

Executive Director, Stichting GNDR Member

Bijay Kumar

Executive Director, Stichting GNDR Member

Bijay leads the secretariat and represents the secretariat on the global board. He has a long track record in humanitarian and development work, particularly in DRR. He has considerable expertise in leading and managing civil society organisations and networks, gained through hands-on experience working in Africa, Europe, South Asia & South East Asia.

Bijay is a strong advocate of shifting power from the international system to community-led capacities, preparedness and response facilitated by local organisations. He is also a passionate promoter of human rights and people power, both in policy advocacy and implementation. Bijay joined the secretariat in September 2018.

bijay.kumar@gndr.org

Dorothea Hilhorst

Chair of Stichting GNDR

Dorothea Hilhorst

Chair of Stichting GNDR

  • Professor humanitarian studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
Ewout van den Blink

Trustee, Stichting GNDR Member

Ewout van den Blink

Trustee, Stichting GNDR Member

  • Management Consultant, Eiffel B.V. (The Netherlands)
Farah Kabir

South Asia Regional Representative, Stichting GNDR Member

Farah Kabir

South Asia Regional Representative, Stichting GNDR Member

  • Country Director, ActionAid Bangladesh
  • Member of Funding Committee, Civil Society Education Fund
  • Climate Action Network South Asia
Heleen van der Beek

Stichting GNDR Member

Heleen van der Beek

Stichting GNDR Member

  • Director Strategy, Communication and Innovation, Cordaid
Nicole Stolz

Stichting GNDR Member

Nicole Stolz

Stichting GNDR Member

  • Head of international cooperation, SWISSAID
Oenone Chadburn

Stichting GNDR Member

Oenone Chadburn

Stichting GNDR Member

  • Head of Humanitarian and Resilience Team, Tearfund
Rudi van den Hurk

Stichting GNDR Member

Rudi van den Hurk

Stichting GNDR Member